Widely recognized as the standard text for trainee psychiatrists, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry stands head and shoulders above the competition. The text has been honed over seven editions, displaying a fluency, authority, and insight rarely found in textbooks which makes the process of assimilating information effective and enjoyable.
The book provides an introduction to all the clinical topics, sub-specialties, and major psychiatric conditions required by the trainee psychiatrist. Throughout, the authors emphasize the basic clinical skills required for full assessment and understanding of thepatient. Discussion of treatment includes not only scientific evidence, but also practical problems in the management of patients in a family and social context.
Full attention to ethical and legal issues is given within the evidence-based approach to practice provided in the text. Introductory chapters focus on recognition of signs and symptoms, classification and diagnosis, psychiatric assessment, and aetiology. Furtherchapters deal with all the major psychiatric syndromes, as well as providing detailed coverage of pharmacological and psychological treatments. The book gives equal prominence to ICD and DSM classifications - often with direct comparisons - making the bookrelevant to the practice of psychiatry throughout the world.
Boasting greater use of summary boxes, tables, and lists within a new modern design, the Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry remains the most up-to-date secondary level textbook of psychiatry available. The extensive bibliography has been brought up-to-date and there are targeted reading lists for each chapter. The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry fulfils all the study and revision needs of psychiatric trainees, but will also prove useful to medical students, GPs, qualified psychiatrists, and those in relatedfields who need to be kept informed with current psychiatric practice.
- The Shorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry is authored by four of the most experienced clinicians and researchers in European psychiatry and neuroscience, providing a coherence and uniformity and balance that is seldom achieved in edited volumes.
- Now in its seventh edition, the content has continually been refined over the years; resulting in a book that gives the reader exactly the material they need.
- Now includes more coverage of the field of social psychiatry - a field growing in importance and influence - with the expansion in community mental health services.
- The book is strong on practical, evidence-based guidance as well as providing succinct analyses of clinical and scientific foundations.
New to this Edition:
- The 7th edition includes more coverage on social psychiatry
- Includes more on psychiatric services and community mental health teams
- Updated to include the latest developments in the fast moving fields of genetics and neuroscience, showing the influence these are having on the field of psychiatry
1: Signs and symptoms of psychiatric disorders
4: Ethics and civil law
6: Evidence-based approaches to psychiatry
7: Reactions to stressful experiences
8: Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders
10: Bipolar disorder
12: Paranoid symptoms and syndromes
13: Eating, sleep, and sexual disorders
14: Dementia, delirium, and other neuropsychiatric disorders
15: Personality and personality disorder
16: Child psychiatry
17: Intellectual disability (Mental retardation)
18: Forensic psychiatry
19: Psychiatry of the elderly
20: The misuse of alcohol and drugs
21: Suicide and deliberate self-harm
22: Psychiatry and medicine
23: Global psychiatry
24: Psychological treatments
25: Drugs and other physical treatments
26: Psychiatric services
Paul Harrison, Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK, Philip Cowen, Professor of Psychopharmacology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK, Tom Burns, Chair of Social Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK, and Mina Fazel, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK
Paul Harrison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.
Philip Cowen is Professor of Psychopharmacology at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.
Tom Burns is Chair of Social Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.
Mina Fazel is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.